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A generic risk assessment model for insecticide-treated nets
World Health Organization

Implementation of pictorial graphic warnings and plain packaging of tobacco products
World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean

Water usage in the Gaza Strip: recommendations from a literature review and consultations with experts
MacDonald, Emily;Herrador, Bernardo Guzman;Hyllestad, Susanne;Lund, Vidar;Nygard, Karin;Vold, Line;Lafi, Mohamed;Ammar, Walaa;Iversen, Bjorn

Water quality in the Gaza Strip has been severely compromised due to increasing salinity, contamination with pollutants, and lack of adequate treatment options. To provide the population of the Gaza Strip with advice on how to mitigate health risks from water we developed recommendations on using water from different sources for different purposes [such as for consumption, hygiene, amenities, and irrigation] based on a literature review and consultation with experts. Specific advice was devel...

A partnership model to improve population health screening for noncommunicable conditions and their common risk factors, Qazvin, Islamic Republic of Iran
Alikhani, S.;Damari, B.

Early findings and management of health conditions are among the key functions of health care systems. We developed a partnership framework to establish an extended primary health care-based selective screening service for the entire population of a small town as a key project of Qazvin Health Plan, Qazvin, Islamic Republic of Iran. Eight scientific associations and a diverse technical taskforce extensively reviewed evidence to adapt the grade A and B preventive recommendations of the America...

Multidrug-resistant bacteria among patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia in an emergency intensive care unit, Egypt
Azzab, Magda M.;El Sokkary, Rehab H.;Tawfeek, Mohamed M.;Gebriel, Manar G.

Ventilator-associated pneumonia [VAP] is the most common hospital-acquired infection among mechanically ventilated patients. Our objectives were to determine the incidence of VAP, isolate multidrug-resistant bacteria, identify the most prevalent resistant strains and identify their antibiotic susceptibility pattern. The VAP rate was calculated. The isolated microbes were identified and tested for antibiotic susceptibilities. The minimum inhibitory concentrations were determined of imipenem, m...